Posts in "Hip/Lower Abdominal Injuries"

Optimal Movement: Structural Adaptations Are Not Just A Hockey Problem

Optimal Movement: Structural Adaptations Are Not Just A Hockey Problem

If you’re reading this from the U.S., I hope you and your family enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! I’m still fighting off a pie coma, but was able to get some writing done earlier in the week so the day wouldn’t be a complete loss. Enjoy! Over the last several years, I’ve written a lot… Read more

Groundbreaking Research on Hockey Hip Injuries

Groundbreaking Research on Hockey Hip Injuries

In an effort to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to injury and to design better programs to make our players more durable on the ice, I’ve read a ton of research on hip injuries, such as hip flexor/adductor tears, sports hernias, osteitis pubis, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), and labral tears over the last several years…. Read more

A 3-Step Approach to Improving Stride Length

A 3-Step Approach to Improving Stride Length

Finding the “optimal stride” is important for hockey players at all levels. It helps ensure they’re maximizing their range of motion and power, and not compromising skating efficiency. Because this is such an important topic, I’ve written several articles in the past on frequently overlooked factors that dictate what may be optimal for any given… Read more

Integrating PRI into Performance Training Programs

Integrating PRI into Performance Training Programs

If you haven’t already, check out these two posts before reading this one: Postural Restoration Institute Comes to Endeavor PRI: Home Study vs. Live Course The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) teaches courses that are primarily targeted at rehab professionals. Interestingly, over the last few years their courses have been attended by an increasing number of… Read more